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Deleted partitions still show up under “My Computer” in Windows Vista

I removed two partitions using Vista diskhandling. The partitions are gone, but the two logical devices still show up under "My Computer" (F and G). How can I remove these icons?
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format windows recovery partition in hard drive externally

I want to format a disk from my other laptop. I have an external drive reader and when I attempt to format the disk, it only formats the main partition but the recovery sector remains intact. I am ...
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Non-System disk or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready

I've on my HP 6830S laptop installed again Windows Vista but on other partition (D:). So here were 2 windows instalation (one on C (old) and one on D(new)). I've tried to format C disk with old ...
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Make a free space useable in vista

I've just re-installed vista, in my previously dual booted system. Vista is installed on a 120 GB partition on my 250GB HDD. My HDD's architecture has as follows 120GB NTFS where Vista is installed ...
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Install Debian stable linux ISO from USB to dual boot Windows

I want debian as dual boot with my windows vista, Free'd up 50GB in my d drive. Plan to use 40 for debian install, 6GB for swap space Have a 16GB USB drive Downloaded ...
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Unable to boot into Vista recovery partition on Compaq notebook

I have a Compaq Presario C735ET laptop which is designed only for Windows Vista. There is not any driver for Windows XP or Windows 7 so I am stuck with Vista. Because I was not very happy with Vista, ...
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If you do a full partition copy, does it copy the “deleted” files as well that can be restored

I was just wondering, if you did a full partition copy onto another hard drive, would it also copy the "deleted" data that can be sometimes recovered with recovery tools or would it just leave that ...
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How to delete Linux partition from computer?

I am running Windows Vista and Linux on my computer. I want to delete Linux. I know how to get this far: Log into Windows Vista right-click on My Computer Click Manage Choose Disk Management listed ...
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Windows becomes problematic after partition re-size

I have a friend that is currently experiencing a problem with his laptop. Currently he doesn't have much disk space remaining and re-sized the Windows partition with Easeus Partition Magic. However ...
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Windows Vista Booting on Wrong Partition

I was trying to make a new partition so that I could install Windows XP to dual boot with my current installation of Vista. Everything went well up until I went to DOS to copy the boot files over to ...
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Where did my partition go?

Yesterday, I reinstalled Windows Vista and now I want to recover my old data from the old partition. But the partition isn't visible. Where did it go?
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477 views

Replace an OEM recovery partition from Windows Vista, with one from now-upgraded Windows 7?

I have a recovery partition from Windows Vista, and I upgraded my laptop to Windows 7. Can I create from Windows 7 a new recovery partition? Also, would this be legitimate (legal)? The laptop only ...
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Can we do a partition on the hard disk when uTorrents are downloaded halfway?

I'm using uTorrent and have about 30 files "half-downloaded". I was wondering am I able to exit uTorrent, partition my hard disk, and resume the downloads with no errors? Or does uTorrent does some ...
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427 views

How do I troubleshoot boot freezes and UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME (0x000000ED) on my Windows XP DELL laptop? How do I fix “Unmountable Boot Volume”? I have my computer partitioned into 2 ...
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1answer
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How is it possible to create a logical drive without first creating an extended drive?

I was just going through this tutorial, and in that image, he had C:, H:, I:, E: primary drives. Then he converted E: into a logical drive. I was wondering how is that possible at all? Isn't it true ...
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How many extended partitions can we have on windows?

Initially I'd thought that we can only have 1 extended partition, but I'm confused after reading What are the differences between primary and logical partition? I understand that we can only have up ...
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How to resize a partition in Vista with more choice?

I have a partition D of about 170GB, with 90G of it free. Now I need a new partition of about 50GB. I tried the built-in partition tool, but it says there's only about 20GB of space to shrink. What ...
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2answers
438 views

Unable to create a basic volume

I use Windows Vista and want to install Windows 7 on a separate partition. I decided to shrink my D: volume, so I could create a new partition to install the new operating system. I use these ...
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1answer
51 views

Multiple OSs in one box

I have a Windows Vista Box running Ubuntu 9.10 (with multiple kernel images) in another partition. Now, I'd like to install Ubuntu 11.10 beta too so it can coexist with the other two. Are there any ...
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1answer
64 views

Spanning drives, managing partitions in Windows Vista

I have a Windows Vista machine with a 250GB hard drive currently split into four partitions (call them C:, I:, J:, and K:). I've just put another spare 250GB drive into the machine. I'd like to span ...
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How to create partition in Windows Vista? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows Vista partition will not resize using normal tools. Any advice? How to create a partition while Windows Vista already on single hard drive? Please provide tools ...
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Partition table gone after upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04, none of my graphic partition utilities (GParted, KVPM) can detect any partition table. GParted displayes my /dev/sda as "unallocated." I have also run sudo fdisk -l ...
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Easy way to shrink a Windows partition with unmovable files without buying Partition Magic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Boot/System partition resizer Is there a better option than paying $20 for Partition Magic to safely and relatively easily shrink my Windows partition? I have 140G ...
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Weird partition table entries

I've just backed up two partitions with dd under linux, so I have raw partitions images: part1.img and part2.img. Additionally I've backed up the disk's MBR (first 512 sectors of the disk) and some ...
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1answer
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Swapping operating systems on a laptop with separate partitions?

Due to virus issues and Windows Vista license issues, I'm hoping to upgrade my laptop by first formatting my second partition, installing Windows 7 on my second partition, then formatting the Windows ...
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367 views

Trouble on Reduce space in a partition using Disk Manager on Window

I'm using Windows Vsta Home Premium 32 Bit. I Have 4 parition : C=150GB D=8GB (recovery partition) E=70GB F=70GB Now i'd like to reduce the first partition about 30GB, which is 50% free. But ...
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What size should I make a partition to appear as a standard number e.g 100Gb

I'm reformating and installing windows vista on friends computer. I'm making one partition for OS, one for data. As a bit of OCD i want to make one of the partitions so it appears in windows explorer ...
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Possible to Hide Mac Partition When in Windows?

I've found out that if I install Windows 7 and use the Snow Leopard Boot Camp drivers (Which I need for the graphics chipset drivers.), the Mac partition appears and is read-only. I'm quite concerned ...
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1answer
195 views

Put /home on another partition and encrypt it

How can I move my /home folder in Ubuntu to another partition (also to be the "My Documents" folder for Windows, which I dual boot) and encrypt it. Then I want the partition to be unencrypted by ...
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1answer
187 views

'Access denied' while partitioning on Vista

I went to Disk Management in Windows Vista and right clicked the C: drive to shrink it. It started the process but after a long time had passed, I got an 'Access denied' error. I tried a couple of ...
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Windows Vista not booting after deleting a partition

My cousin just deleted his Linux partition and another smaller partitio nand now Windows is not booting, no he does not have the recovery disc. When Windows tries to boot it goes to "GRUB" and says ...
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How to check the partition alignment on an SSD drive?

As I understand it, for SSD it's important to have partitions starting at the proper offset (i.e. correctly aligned). How can I check this offset under Windows Vista?
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How can I access files from an Ext4 partition from a Windows Vista partition on dual-boot setup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does a ext4 reader for Windows exist? I have a dual-boot setup: Windows Vista + Fedora Linux. Most of my stuff are in the Fedora Linux installation. I want to be able to ...
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How do I shrink an Extended Partition in Vista?

I'm trying to shrink some partitions on my laptop so I can dual boot another OS, and I need about 6GB of space to do this. Unfortunately when I got my laptop and trashed the default Vista install, I ...
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Windows Vista partition will not resize using normal tools. Any advice?

I have a 120GB hard drive split into two partitions (C and D). Windows Vista is installed on the C partition with most of my files on D. As I am starting to run out of space within the C drive of my ...
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“EISA Configuration” partition

I have a new Alienware M17x running Vista x64. I just found out that it came with a misterious "EISA Configuration" partition. On Disk Management, my Disk 0 tells me that my HD has about 300 GB. The ...
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Vista - wiped MBR and HEAD of disk - how to recover?

I did something incredibly stupid. I was trying to fix some booting issues with Vista and XP (this was a dual boot system with both OSes installed), and followed some advice online rather blindly and ...
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630 views

Windows Vista Not Booting!

So I installed openSUSE yesterday on a new partition. However, this morning, when I tried to boot up Windows Vista, it went directly to the recovery menu. I did a System Repair, and a System Restore, ...
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Removing old Vista partition, but it's the active, system partition

I originally had Vista installed on my laptop and installed Win7 as a dual boot option. Now I've moved everything from Vista, I have removed the dual boot option via msconfig.exe. Finally, I want to ...
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Diskpart Access Denied

I just can't resize my partition in Windows Vista. I've tried the partion managar, but I get an error: Logical Disk Manager, Access Denied. So I used diskpart.exe, but when I tried to shrink my ...
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595 views

Moving space from d: to c: (server 2008)

I shrinked (using disk management in server 2008) the d: and extracted space of about 6 GB. This extracted space got allocated immediately after d: Is there a way to extend my c: partition and add ...
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Why can't I extend the C: drive on Vista? Because I have Free Space to its right instead of Unallocated Space

Okay this is annoying! I have a C: drive that is the primary partition (bootable) that I would like to extend. In order to do that it seems like I need to have Unallocated Space to the right of the ...
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Shrinkable space on external harddrive unusually small

I have a 300GB external harddrive. I was going to try and make a partition on it, which includes having to shrink the storage. When I did so, this is what I was shown: How could it be so small if I ...
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Moving users folder on Windows Vista to another partition - bad idea?

I am aware of two questions - one here and one on serverfault which ask HOW to do this. I even provided answers myself, having done it a few months back. But now I'm having second thoughts. My plan ...
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How can I set my bootloader to load my primary (C:) partition?

I created 4 partitions and want to use them to have seperate Windows XP, Windows 7, (possibly) Windows Vista installations, and "WinDummy" (to test applications in Vista, XP or another OS). I used ...
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What are these partitions exactly?

I bought an Acer laptop recently. I'm primarily running Ubuntu, with a windows partition for gaming. Anyway, there are a couple of partitions and I'm not sure what their purpose is. I'm assuming that ...